Thanks much for the feedback! And no, you weren’t harsh at all. They were all constructive comments! You can’t be a good designer without handling opinions.
I will try to answer your key points:
you could add a flash of colour here and there to highlight key points/ideas etc, which would also help to follow your process.
Hmm, I see your point, because I don’t want potential employers to assume I am all about minimalism, but at the same time, I didn’t want to bog my portfolio down with too many graphic elements, as I am trying to sell products, not graphic design, but I might have to consider what you said. It could somehow work against me.
I think you need to help the viewer making your key ideas and decisions stand out a little more, just to make it a little easier (and quicker) to follow.
I see what you mean. Meanwhile, I was assuming that it WAS easy to follow but if you didn’t grasp it, I am failing. I will try to update it later and try again. What might read well to me (because I understand my project) might not read well to others who don’t know my project. I will see how I can modify that and help it flow better. By the way, there were only TWO points. One dealing with ergonomics and the other with placement. Hmm, I wonder where you got three points with the whisk? Which means, maybe my information layout truly is confusing.
over the course of the 4 projects you show the same things but in a slightly different context. Four detailed projects that show a very similar process isn’t really showing me anything new.
Jack, I always thought one should show process from ALL projects, especially if one is a student? Is that not what we should demonstrate, that we actually thought out every project in our student portfolio? I just was afraid that if I left any thought process out, it might make a viewer assume I didn’t care for it. So you think showing process for maybe one in-depth project, like maybe my coffee maker, would be enough? The rest of the projects can just be ideation, renderings, beauty shot? I did that for my “oral hygiene” project; kept it simple. I also thought maybe if I did show it all; the user can skip and scroll over it, if they choose to; hence the beauty of the scroll bar. Just to give them the option.
Maybe I should just leave all that PROCESS for my in-person presentation portfolio. Bepster said the same thing. Do you agree?
All of your projects are basically home appliances?! It’d be more interesting to see a broader range of projects.
Yes, I do have a affinity for housewares (as that is where I’d probably like to end up, either a corporation that produces them or a consultancy with a mix of housewares/consumer electronics. My dental project is probably a “medical device”, so a mix of housewares and consumer electronics, no?
In closing, when thinking of projects to delve into in school, I chose what most interests me; consumer electronics-housewares. I definitely know I can design lawnmowers and tractors, so I just hope an employer doesn’t jump to conclusions about me, based on what they see.
Thanks again, Jack. I look forward to more feedback from you. I appreciate your time.